Latest News About Black Holes

A black hole is a location in space that possesses so much gravity, nothing can escape its pull, even light. Learn more about what black holes are and the latest news.
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Just One Type of Blazar? How Jet-Spewing Galaxies Evolve Over Time
Artist's Conception of a Blazar
June 17th, 2014
The two different classes of jet-spewing active galaxies called blazars may, in fact, be a single hybrid type that evolves over time, according to new research.
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Europe Targets Black Holes with Next Big Space Mission
Artist's Impression of an Active Galaxy
July 7th, 2014
The European Space Agency has selected the Athena X-ray observatory as its second "large-class" science mission. Athena — which will cost about 1 billion euros ($1.36 billion at current exchange rates) — is scheduled to blast off in 2028.
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Supermassive Black Holes Are Not Doughnuts
Clumping Behavior of Galaxies
May 27th, 2014
The "torus model" may be woefully inadequate when explaining what is actually going on.
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Found! Trio of Huge Black Holes in Distant Galaxy's Core
Black Holes Emitting Wavy and Linear Jets
June 25th, 2014
Scientists have just discovered a distant galaxy with a trio of supermassive black holes at its core. The new finding suggests tight-knit groups of these giant black holes are far more common than previously thought.
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Spectacular 'Whirlpool Galaxy' Swirls into Space Telescope's View (Video)
The Chandra X-ray telescope captured this stunning view of the Whirlpool Galaxy.
June 15th, 2014
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory captured this new image of the galaxy Messier 51 using X-rays.
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Mysterious 'Magnetar' Likely Had a Star Companion (Video, Photos)
Magnetar in Star Cluster Westerlund 1
May 14th, 2014
A single "runaway" star in a distant star cluster could explain how a massive supernova avoided collapsing into a black hole, leaving behind a remnant object instead.
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